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Audience Perception of Framed Music during Times of War
Unformatted Document Text:  Music During Times of War 10 Methods of Song Analysis I used two methods to analyze the most popular songs. The first method of song analysis was a “Title Evaluation.” I compiled a list of all songs during the one-year period which appeared on the Top Ten List. Any song which appeared on the Top Ten List was subject to the Title Evaluation. In this segment of the research, I merely evaluated each song on the basis of the title (with intercoder reliability at .85). I deconstructed each title, looking to the word selection as a source of a thematic message of the song. The diction selected indicated whether a specific theme was framed in the music. This segment of the project was established merely to classify a song into thematic categories based on the words of the title; this would enable me to see whether Patriotic or Security/Comfort songs were framed into the music as I hypothesized. The four most popular themes framed within the song titles were: reminiscence (time, dream, missing you, remind, remember, awhile); love (love, angel, baby, yours); patriotism (America, reference to geographic regions, celebration of war, glorification of Armed Service); and security/comfort (references to prayer, family, activities with companions, survival, sacrifice). The number of songs each week with each theme was tabulated. The number of songs with each theme was then investigated, looking at the shift in the number of popular songs – comparing the shift before and after the attack. This exercise was done with the popular songs before and after Pearl Harbor, and the popular songs before and after the World Trade Center attack. Then, shift in the popularity of each theme was compared between the two wars. The second method of song analysis involved a thorough content analysis of song lyrics. In order to determine which popular songs were to be content analyzed, I tabulated the number of weeks each song appeared on the Top Ten List. From these calculations, I was able to select the top fifteen most popular songs of each year, regardless of their position on the Top Ten List. For each historical event, I analyzed fifteen songs. Then, I gathered the lyrics of these top fifteen most popular songs. This method enabled me to evaluate the content framed in the music through the lyrics.

Authors: Graham, Erica.
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Music During Times of War 10
Methods of Song Analysis
I used two methods to analyze the most popular songs. The first method of song analysis was a
“Title Evaluation.” I compiled a list of all songs during the one-year period which appeared on the Top
Ten List. Any song which appeared on the Top Ten List was subject to the Title Evaluation. In this
segment of the research, I merely evaluated each song on the basis of the title (with intercoder reliability
at .85). I deconstructed each title, looking to the word selection as a source of a thematic message of the
song. The diction selected indicated whether a specific theme was framed in the music.
This segment of the project was established merely to classify a song into thematic categories
based on the words of the title; this would enable me to see whether Patriotic or Security/Comfort songs
were framed into the music as I hypothesized. The four most popular themes framed within the song
titles were: reminiscence (time, dream, missing you, remind, remember, awhile); love (love, angel, baby,
yours); patriotism (America, reference to geographic regions, celebration of war, glorification of Armed
Service); and security/comfort (references to prayer, family, activities with companions, survival,
sacrifice).
The number of songs each week with each theme was tabulated. The number of songs with each
theme was then investigated, looking at the shift in the number of popular songs – comparing the shift
before and after the attack. This exercise was done with the popular songs before and after Pearl Harbor,
and the popular songs before and after the World Trade Center attack. Then, shift in the popularity of
each theme was compared between the two wars.
The second method of song analysis involved a thorough content analysis of song lyrics. In order
to determine which popular songs were to be content analyzed, I tabulated the number of weeks each song
appeared on the Top Ten List. From these calculations, I was able to select the top fifteen most popular
songs of each year, regardless of their position on the Top Ten List. For each historical event, I analyzed
fifteen songs. Then, I gathered the lyrics of these top fifteen most popular songs. This method enabled
me to evaluate the content framed in the music through the lyrics.


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